Our Manchester Middle Distance Project is aimed at complementing meets in Scotland like the GAA Miler Meets (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Athletes, coaches and parents are advised that we plan to carry on with our Middle Distance Project again this summer.
scottishathletics firmly views the project as important as we seek to accelerate the development of male and female Scottish athletes over 800m, 1500m and 3000m.
To that end, we plan to send a minibus of athletes/coaches down to the British Miler Club Gold Standard Races (North) at Longford Park Stadium, Manchester, over the 2023 summer season.
It’s being planned in order to encourage their progression and development by assisting them to participate in a challenging competition environment.
The programme is primarily aimed at senior school pupils, further education students and late developing Seniors – as well as their coaches.
We are putting the information out now – in terms of the dates – to assist athletes/coaches with the planning process; and we are now looking for expressions of interest for the project.
Expressions of interest for the Middle Distance Project should be sent by email to email@example.com
The provisional standards for being involved in the project in 2023 are:
Male 800m: sub 1:56 runners only (of which there were 33 athletes in Scotland 2022)
Male 1500m: sub 4:00 runners only (of which there were 58 athletes in Scotland 2022)
Male 3000m: sub 9:00 runners only (of which there were 80 athletes in Scotland 2022)
Female 800m: sub 2:16 runners only (of which there were 35 athletes in Scotland 2022)
Female 1500m: sub 4:40 runners only (of which there were 38 athletes in Scotland 2022)
Female 3000m: sub 10:20 runners only (of which there were 35 athletes in Scotland 2022)